The process through which an individual acquires particular political orientations is most accurately called
Our earliest views of political matters come from
communication and receptivity.
Studies about the role of schools in the political process find
teaching about symbols to be important.
A child's peer group is most politically influential in
Although on the decline, more first-year college students identify themselves as
When we look at colleges and universities as a source of political socialization, we find that most students become, on average,
________ is considered a critical component of political socialization.
_______ mass democratic societies have some form of civic education.
one study estimated that ? Americans learned about the presidential campaign from alternative sources likeThe Late Show
Although many of the colonists came to America looking for religious freedom, many quickly moved to
Today, public opinion polls tell us that ________ is the second-largest predictor of how someone will vote.
In 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden captured ________ of the Jewish vote.
The most liberal religious group tends to be
In general, ________ hold similar positions on many issues, especially government-sponsored health insurance.
Latino/as and American Indians
Historically, some of the biggest gender differences in political attitudes have been on
Polls show that women and men
hold different views on a variety of social issues.
Church attendance is highest in the
A major problem with research studies conducted on the impact of events on political socialization is that they
were conducted after Watergate, when suspicion about government was at an all-time high.
In which of the following countries is terrorism less of a concern than in the U.S?
Literary Digest used ________ polls to predict the popular vote in presidential elections.
The founder of modern polling was
Unscientific surveys used to gauge public opinion on a variety of issues are called
Which of the following is NOT a reason presidents and their staff use polls?
to signal the Supreme Court that the public supports the president's position.
The most rigorous technique for selecting a polling sample is
Most polls conducted by newspapers are ___________
Push polls are
becoming increasingly common and contained in all good polls to some degree
A significant discrepancy between Gallup's prediction and the election outcome occurred in which year?
2008 tracking polls
performed well and predicted a victory for Barack Obama.
All polls contain errors. To determine how reliable a poll is, one must first determine
Which of the following is a major weakness of public opinion polls?
Polls are unable to measure the intensity of feelings about issues.
Based on the text, Americans would appear to have the most difficulty forming opinions about
Political knowledge and political participation
Political scientist V. O. Key, in speaking about the American electorate, said that
An individual's set of values and beliefs about the purpose and scope of government is most accurately called a political